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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Africa--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Africa's Past - Victoria Sherrow
ISBN: 9780792253846
Publication Date: 2007-03-27
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Archaeology reveals the rich histories of complex cultures in the cradle of humankind. Study the Dogon people of Mali. Explore the ancient city of Jenne-jeno. Learn how computer technology has recreated the Kushite temples at Jebel Barkal and how artifacts bring new insights, helping scientists to piece together the puzzle of ancient Africa.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Aztec--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Mexico's Past - Henry Russell; Tim Cooke
ISBN: 9781426300721
Publication Date: 2007-08-14
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Archaeology reveals the rich history and complex culture of the Aztecs. Journey to the center of this elevated ancient civilization, to a huge oval basin 7,500 feet above sea level, in the Valley of Mexico. Study National Geographic maps and behold the vast range of this intriguing empire. Learn how modern archaeological methods and computer technology have helped to piece together patterns of conquest and colonization. Watch over the shoulders of archaeologists as they unearth clues about the history of the Aztec.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Celts--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Celts' Past - Jen Green
ISBN: 9781426302251
Publication Date: 2008-02-12
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
The distinctive languages, art, and mythologies of the ancient Celts give archaeologists with an enduring quest in Northern Europe. The Celts rarely used their written language, passing along beliefs, knowledge, and wisdom through oral traditions. Artifact-rich burial grounds, like the megalithic tombs at Newgrange, Ireland, inscribed stones, and stone circles like Stonehenge, all yield clues to their mysterious ways.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient China--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of China's Past - Richard Levey; Robert Murowchick (Consultant Editor); Jacqueline Ball
ISBN: 9780792277835
Publication Date: 2006-11-14
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
In 1974, farmers uncover the terra-cotta army of China's first emperor, Qin Shi Huangdi. Satellite technology reveals about 8,000 soldiers at the tomb complex. Only 1,000 have so far been excavated. In 1976, archaeologists uncover a Shang Dynasty tomb in the Henan province. They recover artifacts bearing the name Fu Hao. Could this be the same person whose name is found on oracle bones unearthed elsewhere in China? Bodies encased in suits of jade, and a pristinely preserved mummy are among the other treasures from China's tombs that continue to provide us with clues to her rich, complex past.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Egypt--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Egypt's Past - Jill Rubalcaba; Janice Kamrin (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 0792277848
Publication Date: 2006-11-14
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
Travel back in time to a civilization that lasted over 3,000 years. Knowledge of this splendid culture comes to us through significant archaeological finds, such as royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, which contained not only mummies, but exquisite artifacts as well. The discovery of the Rosetta Stone eventually led to the decoding of Egyptian hieroglyphics. Ancient Egypt still holds many mysteries.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Greece--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Greece's Past - Marni McGee; Michael Shanks (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 0792278267
Publication Date: 2006-11-14
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
Archaeology unlocks the secrets of Greece's ancient past. Explore the ruins of Greece and Turkey, on land and under sea. This title brings readers into close contact with scientists working to uncover the secrets of the Ancient Greeks, whose artifacts appear at digs across Europe, Asia Minor, and northern Africa.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Inca--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Inca's Past - Beth Gruber; Johan Reinhard (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 0792278275
Publication Date: 2006-11-14
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
The ruins and tombs high in the Andes Mountains of Peru yield valuable clues to lives of the Ancient Incas. Inca archaeological sites such as the Old Temple at Chavin de Huantar and the Huaca del Sol continually paint a portrait of an extremely advanced civilization, which left no written record of its history.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient India--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of India's Past - Anita Dalal; Monica L. Smith (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426300714
Publication Date: 2007-08-14
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
The culture of ancient India is revealed through archaeology, our modern-day portal to the past. Through dramatic photography and lively narrative, take a passage to Indian antiquity. Visit Mohenjo-Daro or the "mound of the dead," a city built between 4 and 5 thousand years ago. Read how excavations there, begun in 1922, continue to uncover this ancient citadel. Learn, first-hand, what modern techniques tell us about ancient civilizations in the lower Indus Valley. And see how ancient treasures help archaeologists stitch together the multitudinous strands of India's past.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Iraq--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Iraq's Past - Beth Gruber
ISBN: 9780792253822
Publication Date: 2007-03-27
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Archaeology gives us a window into the wondrous world of ancient Iraq, in the region once known as Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. Join scientists as they study the Citadel in northern Iraq; explore the ancient city of Nineveh; and see how ancient treasures help scientists reassemble the mosaic-like puzzle of Iraq's past.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Maya--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Maya's Past - Nathaniel Harris
ISBN: 9781426302275
Publication Date: 2008-02-12
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
As Europe endured its Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology. Modern-day experts provide windows into the Mayan world by interpreting ancient messages, inscribed for future generations.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Pueblo--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of America's Past - Anita Croy; J. Jefferson Reid (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426301308
Publication Date: 2007-11-13
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
At prehistoric sites in the "Four Corners" states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) of the American Southwest, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Pueblo people. Learn what we know about these cliff dwellers. Study the thousands of rock carvings--petroglyphs--they left behind. Discover how modern scientists use ancient artifacts to learn about the lives of these early Americans.

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National Geographic Investigates: Ancient Rome--Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of Rome's Past - Zilah Deckker; Robert Lindley Vann (Consultant Editor)
ISBN: 9781426301292
Publication Date: 2007-11-13
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
At its peak, Roman civilization influenced a vast empire. In all corners of that enormous area, archaeologists have searched for years, looking for clues to the history of the Imperial Romans. Learn about the writing tablets excavated from a Roman fort. Wonder at the fabulous mosaic recently discovered beneath the streets of Italy's capital city. See how ancient artifacts help scientists today piece together the puzzle of Ancient Rome's past.

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Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes & Monsters - Christina Balit (Illustrator); Donna Jo Napoli
ISBN: 9781426308444
Publication Date: 2011-10-11
Grades 3-7; Ages 8-12
Brought to life with lyrical text by award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli and stunning artwork by award-winning illustrator Christina Balit, the tales of gods and goddesses such as Zeus, Aphrodite, Apollo, and Athena and heroes and monsters such as Helen of Troy, Perseus, and Medusa will fascinate and engage children's imaginations.

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